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New Office Location

The Tama County Economic Development has moved to a new location in Toledo.  Our new address is 211 W. State Street, Toledo, IA 52342.  We are in the two north offices of the Tama County West Annex Building (formerly Tama County CPC).  We also share a conference room.  Come and see us anytime – our […]

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Ignorance is Bliss

A group of third, fourth and fifth graders, accompanied by two lady teachers, went on a field trip to the local race track to learn about thoroughbred horses and the supporting industry. During the tour some of the children wanted to go to the toilet so it was decided that the girls would go with […]

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Vow to Learn

During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the pastor with an unusual offer: “Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I’m supposed to promise to ‘love, honor and obey’ and ‘be faithful to her forever,’ well, I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave that […]

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Reality Check

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to […]

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Accountability

A gorilla goes into a bar and orders a martini. This totally amazes the bartender, but he thinks, “What the heck, I guess I might as well make the drink.” So he mixes the martini. He then walks back over to the give it to the gorilla, and the animal is holding out a twenty-dollar […]

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The Test

An older couple had a son who was still living with his parents. The parents were a little worried, as the son was still unable to decide about his future career, so they decided to do a small test.  They took a ten-dollar bill, a bible, and a bottle of whiskey, and put them on the […]

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Sticks and Stones

A ventriloquist is touring the clubs and stops to entertain in a small town. He’s going through his usual run of off-color and “dumb blonde” jokes, when a well presented blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and shouts: “I’ve heard just about enough of your stupid blonde jokes, you Neanderthal! What […]

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Tama County Pitch & Build – January 2017

At the 2017 Q1 Pitch & Build in January 2017, we heard about a home and mobile broadband business which will provide access across rural Iowa, and a housing initiative in Toledo.   Philip Kennedy, chief executive officer of ACREBroadband, spoke about the need for home and mobile broadband access across rural Iowa and their […]

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The Duck Bill

A woman carried her very sick duck into the veterinary office.  As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest.  After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, “I’m sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away.”  The distressed woman […]

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Need Directions?

A man absolutely hated his wife’s cat and decided to get rid of him by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park.  As he was getting home, the cat was walking up the driveway. The next day he decided to drive the cat 40 blocks away.  He put the […]

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